World IBD Day May 19

Posted by Roslyn Kemp on 11 May 2016

World Inflammatory Bowel Disease Day, May 19th


NZ Society Gastroenterology Conference 2016 - Call for Abstracts

Posted by Roslyn Kemp on 6 May 2016

The NZ Society of Gastroenterology and NZNO Gastro Nurses Section – Annual Scientific Meeting,
th – 25th November 2016


IBD Research Review - new edition available

Posted by Roslyn Kemp on 5 May 2016

Latest edition of IBD Research Review is now available - click here to access


PhD Project in IBD available

Posted by Roslyn Kemp on 26 April 2016

Quality of Care of Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease in New Zealand and Impact on Quality of Life


NZ Society of Gastroenterology - Fecal Occult Blood Testing

Posted by Roslyn Kemp on 26 April 2016

Position statement of Faecal Occult Blood [FOB] testing on Asymptomatic People.


Gut microbes may affect stroke severity

Posted by Roslyn Kemp on 1 April 2016

"The bacteria that inhabit our guts have become key players for neuroscientists. A growing body of research links them to a wide array of mental and neurological disorders—from anxiety and depression to schizophrenia and Alzheimer’s disease. Now a study in mice published this week in Nature Medicine suggests that striking the right microbial balance could cause changes in the immune system that significantly reduce brain damage after a stroke—the second leading cause of both death and disability for people around the globe."  - Scientific American


World Gastro Conference 2016

Posted by Roslyn Kemp on 14 March 2016

The first announcement of the World Gastro Conference 2016 has just been made. This year the conference will be held in Abu Dhabi, UAE, 17-19 November. 


Colorectal cancer screening - no psychological harm

Posted by Roslyn Kemp on 7 March 2016

A new paper published in the British Journal of Cancer studied the potential psychological harm of screening for colorectal cancer. Patients were invited for colonoscopy and then completed questionnaires relating to anxiety, depression and health-related quality of life.


Latest IBD Research Review

Posted by Roslyn Kemp on 26 February 2016

Issue 31 of IBD Research Reviews now available. - click here to access


Breast Milk Sugars Support Infant Gut Health

Posted by Roslyn Kemp on 19 February 2016

Oligosaccharides found in breast milk stimulate the activity of gut bacteria, promoting growth in two animal models of infant malnutrition.

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